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Sounds appealing : the passionate story of English pronunciation
Sounds appealing : the passionate story of English pronunciation
Crystal, David, 1941-2018
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It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it. There have long been debates about 'correct' pronunciation in the English language, and Britain's most distinguished linguistic expert, David Crystal, is here to set the record straight. Sounds Appealing tells us exactly why, and how, we pronounce words as we do. Pronunciation is integral to communication, and is tailored to meet the demands of the two main forces behind language: intelligibility and identity. Equipping his readers with knowledge of phonetics, linguistics and physiology with examples ranging from Eliza Doolittle to Winston Churchill David Crystal explores the origins of regional accents, how they are influenced by class and education, and how their peculiarities have changed over time.
Imprint:
London : Profile Books, 2018.
Collation:
296 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-283) and index.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1.Always there -- Panel Henry Higgins -- 2.The phoneticians -- Panel Three early phoneticians -- 3.The basic system -- Auditory check 1 -- 4.How sounds are made -- 5.`Tain't what we say ... -- 6.High and low -- Panel Uptalk? -- 7.Loud and soft -- Panel Laboratory or lavatory? -- 8.Fast and slow -- 9.Strong and weak -- Panel Rhythm sells -- 10.Filled and unfilled -- 11.The value of vowels -- Panel The Tyger puzzle -- 12.One quality or two? -- 13.Long or short? -- Auditory check 2 -- 14.Spread or rounded? -- Auditory check 3 -- Panel Prunes and prism -- 15.Close or open? Front or back? -- Auditory check 4 -- Panel Schwa -- 16.The plosive family -- Auditory check 5 -- Panel The glottal stop -- 17.The fricative family -- Auditory check 6 -- Panel Poetic friction -- 18.The affricate family -- Auditory check 7 -- 19.The nasal family -- Auditory check 8 -- 20.The approximant family -- Auditory check 9 -- Panel Beautiful sounds --Contents note continued: 21.Words of one syllable -- Panel Phonemic torture -- 22.Speaking with your mouth full -- Panel Writing it down -- 23.Connecting words -- 24.Accents welcome -- Panel Myths about accents -- 25.Being accommodating -- 26.Where are you from, robot? -- Panel The accent detective -- 27.Which century are you from? -- Panel RP 130 years ago -- Panel How did Isaac Newton speak? -- 28.Where is English pronunciation going? -- 29.Pronouncing Purcell (and others) -- Panel Pronouncing Shakespeare -- 30.Never heard of it -- Panel New brand pronunciations -- 31.Using phonetics.
ISBN:
9781781256091
Dewey class:
421.52
Language:
English
Added title:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryLanguages and Literature421.52 CRYAvailable
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